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Blazing Firebirds of Awesome Glory with Gorgeous Mos

Synapsters have been helping spread awareness and raising funds for The Movember Foundation for the last five years. The team, Blazing Firebirds of Awesome Glory with Gorgeous Mos, has raised approximately $45,000 to help fund research for prostate and testicular cancer and men's mental health. 

The team captain has been a top fundraiser in the US for the last three years and this year he has became one of the 2015 sexiest men of technology calendar. The calendar’s message is much more than just humor – it’s humor with a message. Each month highlights a different man of IT, each representing a different technology provider, including LiveTiles, Microsoft and Apple, alongside men’s health-related issues. Photography plays off each individual’s  personality and relevant seasonal activity. Monthly topics include health and fitness; colorectal screening; testicular cancer; skin cancer; healthy eating; hydration; depression; safe sex; and more.

"The technology industry is approximately 75% male and 100% of these men have prostates. Prostate cancer is one of the main conditions that Movember focuses on each year. By using humorous insights like this, the hope is this approach will make men take a second look at their health, inspire them to donate to issues that affect men around the globe, and take control over their own health,” said President of GSW Marci Piasecki.

The Movember Foundation is the global charity raising funds and awareness for men’s health. Every November, the Foundation challenges men to grow and women to support a moustache or make a commitment to get active and MOVE for 30 days. It’s the moustache that starts a conversation about men’s health, and it’s MOVE that puts the Foundation’s vision, to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health, into immediate action. The Movember Foundation has raised more than $650 million to date and helped fund over 1,000 men’s health programs in 21 countries.


The Movember Foundation runs awareness and fundraising activities year-round, with the annual Movember campaign in November being globally recognized for its fun and innovative approach to raising money and getting men to take action for their health. Every Movember, we challenge men to grow and women to support a moustache or to make a commitment to get active and MOVE, both of which spark conversations and raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health.

  • Men and women sign up at
  • Choose to Grow, Give or MOVE
  • Men start Movember 1st clean-shaven and grow only a moustache for 30 days
  • Women and men commit to MOVE and complete 30 days of physical activity
  • Get friends and family to donate to change the face of men’s health
Ray Nicoli- at Synapse Product Development

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